Newburgh, NY - Sen. Schumer No-Show at JetBlue/Stewart Ceremony
Newburgh, NY - JetBlue's first flight brought all local lawmakers to Stewart International Airport, from Orange County Executive Ed Diana to State Sen. Bill Larkin, from Rep. Maurice Hinchey to Rep.-to-be John Hall.
But not the man many credit most with helping make the long-awaited day happen, Sen. Charles Schumer.
Schumer, who's been lobbying JetBlue on Stewart's behalf for years, skipped the big ceremony. But don't worry, though, the never-shy senator was in front of a camera somewhere.
Schumer was in North Greenbush, in Rensselaer County, completing one of the few things that may be dearer to his heart than Stewart: his eighth annual 62-county tour of New York state. And, from there, he sent his message.
"I always knew that Stewart and JetBlue would make a nice couple," he said in an e-mailed statement. "But now we know that they are a match made in heaven."
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